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J. K. Rowling

Date de naissance: 31. juillet 1965
Autres noms:Джоан Роулинг,J.K. Rowling

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Joanne Rowling, connue sous les pseudonymes de J. K. Rowling et Robert Galbraith est une romancière et scénariste britannique, née le 31 juillet 1965 dans l’agglomération de Yate, dans le Gloucestershire, en Angleterre. Elle doit sa notoriété mondiale à la série Harry Potter, dont les romans traduits en au moins 67 langues ont été vendus à plus de 450 millions d'exemplaires. Elle a également utilisé les pseudonymes de Kennilworthy Whisp, Newt Scamander .

Jeune mère divorcée vivant d’allocations, elle a commencé à écrire Harry Potter à l'école des sorciers en 1990 et a dû attendre de longues années et l'aide d'un agent littéraire, Christopher Little, avant que son livre paraisse en 1997 chez Bloomsbury. Le succès planétaire des six romans suivants, des huit films et de la pièce de théâtre ainsi que des hors-série lui ont permis d'acquérir une fortune estimée en 2008 par le Sunday Times à 560 millions de livres , soit plus que celle de la reine d'Angleterre ; et d'apporter sa contribution à de nombreuses associations caritatives luttant contre la maladie et les inégalités sociales. Elle devient ainsi une philanthrope reconnue en cofondant notamment le Children's High Level Group.

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Citations J. K. Rowling

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„Dumbledore knows pretty much everything anyway, but that Hermione has read it somewhere.“

— Kennilworthy Whisp
Context: If you need to tell your readers something … there are only two characters that you can put it convincingly into their dialogue. One is Hermione, the other is Dumbledore. In both cases you accept, it's plausible that they have, well Dumbledore knows pretty much everything anyway, but that Hermione has read it somewhere. So, she's handy. Interview by Lizo Mzimba (February 2003) <!-- published where? -->

„The Potter books in general are a prolonged argument for tolerance, a prolonged plea for an end to bigotry, and I think it's one of the reasons that some people don't like the books, but I think that it's a very healthy message to pass on to younger people that you should question authority and you should not assume that the establishment or the press tells you all of the truth.“

— Kennilworthy Whisp
Context: I think most of us if you were asked to name a very evil regime would think of Nazi Germany. … I wanted Harry to leave our world and find exactly the same problems in the Wizarding world. So you have to the intent to impose a hierarchy, you have bigotry, and this notion of purity, which is a great fallacy, but it crops up all over the world. People like to think themselves superior and that if they can pride themselves on nothing else, they can pride themselves on perceived purity. … The Potter books in general are a prolonged argument for tolerance, a prolonged plea for an end to bigotry, and I think it's one of the reasons that some people don't like the books, but I think that it's a very healthy message to pass on to younger people that you should question authority and you should not assume that the establishment or the press tells you all of the truth. J. K. Rowling, as quoted in ‪Harry Potter's Bookshelf : The Great Books Behind the Hogwarts Adventures‬ (2009) by John Granger <!-- also partly in Biography Today : Profiles of People of Interest to Young Readers Vol. 17, Issue 1 (2008), p. 142 -->

„I think most of us if you were asked to name a very evil regime would think of Nazi Germany. … I wanted Harry to leave our world and find exactly the same problems in the Wizarding world.“

— Kennilworthy Whisp
Context: I think most of us if you were asked to name a very evil regime would think of Nazi Germany. … I wanted Harry to leave our world and find exactly the same problems in the Wizarding world. So you have to the intent to impose a hierarchy, you have bigotry, and this notion of purity, which is a great fallacy, but it crops up all over the world. People like to think themselves superior and that if they can pride themselves on nothing else, they can pride themselves on perceived purity. … The Potter books in general are a prolonged argument for tolerance, a prolonged plea for an end to bigotry, and I think it's one of the reasons that some people don't like the books, but I think that it's a very healthy message to pass on to younger people that you should question authority and you should not assume that the establishment or the press tells you all of the truth. J. K. Rowling, as quoted in ‪Harry Potter's Bookshelf : The Great Books Behind the Hogwarts Adventures‬ (2009) by John Granger <!-- also partly in Biography Today : Profiles of People of Interest to Young Readers Vol. 17, Issue 1 (2008), p. 142 -->

„They see it for what it is... It is a fantasy world and they understand that completely.“

— Kennilworthy Whisp
Context: I absolutely did not start writing these books to encourage any child into witchcraft. … I'm laughing slightly because to me, the idea is absurd. I have met thousands of children now, and not even one time has a child come up to me and said, "Ms. Rowling, I'm so glad I've read these books because now I want to be a witch." They see it for what it is... It is a fantasy world and they understand that completely. As quoted in "Success of Harry Potter bowls author over" at CNN.com (21 October 1999) http://www.cnn.com/books/news/9910/21/rowling.intvu/; also quoted in "Urban Legends Reference Pages : Harry Potter" at Snopes.com http://www.snopes.com/humor/iftrue/potter.asp

„Depression is the most unpleasant thing I have ever experienced. … It is that absence of being able to envisage that you will ever be cheerful again. The absence of hope.“

— Kennilworthy Whisp
Context: Depression is the most unpleasant thing I have ever experienced. … It is that absence of being able to envisage that you will ever be cheerful again. The absence of hope. That very deadened feeling, which is so very different from feeling sad. Sad hurts but it's a healthy feeling. It's a necessary thing to feel. Depression is very different. As quoted in "J. K. Rowling : The Interview," by Ann Treneman in The Times (30 June 2000) http://www.accio-quote.org/articles/2000/0600-times-treneman.html

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„It would be one way to kill off the merchandising.“

— Kennilworthy Whisp
On the possibility of killing Harry in Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, as quoted in 'Harry is a lot, lot, lot angrier in this book' in The Telegraph (20 June 2003)

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„We do not need magic to transform our world. We carry all the power we need inside ourselves already. We have the power to imagine better.“

— Kennilworthy Whisp
Paraphrased variant: We do not need magic to change the world, we carry all the power we need inside ourselves already: we have the power to imagine better.

„The world is full of wonderful things you haven’t seen yet. Don’t ever give up on the chance of seeing them.“

— Kennilworthy Whisp
Online tweet, in response to an extremely depressed person contemplating https://twitter.com/jk_rowling/status/595148783056527360?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw&ref_url=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.etonline.com%2Fnews%2F163965_jk_rowling_sends_beautiful_message_to_fan_who_wants_to_finally_give_up%2F suicide, as quoted in "J.K. Rowling Sends Beautiful Message to Fan Who Wants to 'Finally Give Up'" by Alex Ungerman ET Online (5 May 2015) http://www.etonline.com/news/163965_jk_rowling_sends_beautiful_message_to_fan_who_wants_to_finally_give_up/

„I don't think I've ever wanted magic more.“

— Kennilworthy Whisp
Tweet https://twitter.com/jk_rowling/status/746192965568077824 quoted in "J.K. Rowling Wishes Magic Could Get U.K. Out of Brexit" http://time.com/4381196/j-k-rowling-brexit-magic-tweet/ by Amanda Calvo, Time (24 June 2016)

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